Crystal Opal is characterized by a high transparency and displays very intense and bright colors. Crystal Opal can be found in several Countries such as Australia, Ethiopia and Brazil. This type of opal is highly sought-after for its intrinsic qualities such as purity, beauty and iridescence.
Light opal is characterized by an opaque or light translucent body tone displaying intense and bright colors. According to the Opal Body Tone Guide, the tones of Light Opals are identified between N8 and N7. Australia, Ethiopia and Brazil are the main Countries where this precious gemstone can be found.
Black opal is the most precious type of opal and is characterized by a dark grey or deep black base displaying colors and hues that can be incredibly bright and intense, even electric. According to the Opal Body Tone Guide, the tones of the Black Opal are classified between the N4 and the N1 range. The Lightning Ridge mines in New South Wales, Australia are the main source of this incredibly precious, rare and highly sought-after type of opal.